In the course of year, taking just one or two holidays almost never feels like enough. Work’s a slog, and that holiday you booked months ago still feels like forever away – sometimes all you need is to get away from it all for the weekend! Enter the Countryside Retreat: luxurious and secluded, they are the perfect remedy when you’re after a bit of peace & quiet and rest & relaxation.
Our Dinner Deal Breaks offer great value breaks, so you can probably book an escape to the country for less than you think! Here are 7 of our Country Dinner Deals top picks…
Cranage Estate, Cheshire
2 Nights & 1 Dinner from £91pp
Easily one of our most popular packages, Cranage Estate offer cosy guestrooms and serve up delicious food. A quick drive from pretty Chester, you can also enjoy the perks of city life as and when you want it, as well as visit the UK’s favourite zoo! The beautiful Cheshire countryside is also home to some of the country’s most spectacular gardens – Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction are well worth a visit if you can, not least at the singularly impressive Tatton Park, just a short drive from Cranage Estate.
Hollin Hall, Peak District
2 Nights & 1 Dinner from £79.50pp
A fantastic value break for visiting the Peak District, we think Hollin Hall is great for a leisurely getaway. If you’re the kind that loves long country walks, stunning landscapes and maybe the odd adventure sport, this is the right part of the country to be in! Looking for a day trip that’s a little more low-key? Why not head to Chatsworth House – the area’s most popular stately home – before grabbing a tart or two in nearby Bakewell…
Winnock Hotel, Loch Lomand
2 Nights & 1 Dinner from £156pp
Set in an 18th century inn near the shores of Loch Lomond, the Winnock Hotel oozes historic character and provides a great base for discovering Western Scotland, the Trossachs and even Glasgow. Explore the Loch Lomond area which includes attractions such as SEALIFE Loch Lomond, Balloch Castle and Ross Priory, all just a short journey from the hotel. The hotel’s Merlin restaurant complements the hotel’s historic character with exposed stonework and original beams making it the perfect setting for an intimate evening meal featuring seasonal produce and classic local dishes such as Scottish salmon and haggis neeps & tatties.
Hallmark Hotel, Cambridge
2 Nights & 1 Dinner from £91pp
A superb base from which to explore pretty rural Cambridgeshire – or just to relax and unwind in the pool! – this two night package is a great choice for your next getaway. Naturally, you could head into historic Cambridge and take to punting around the famous University city. Otherwise, you could explore the surrounding area; boating on the Great Ouse, visiting the breath-taking Cathedral in nearby Ely, or heading to the Norfolk fenlands all offer great day trips.
Beech Hill Hotel & Spa, Cumbria
2 Nights & 1 Dinner from £129pp
Situated in beautiful landscaped gardens, this elegant hotel makes the perfect place for a Lake District retreat. Enjoy spectacular views across the lake while dining in the Burlington’s Restaurant. Using fresh, local ingredients to produce award-winning dishes, the Burlington’s Restaurant food is complemented by a large terrace area to enjoy the views at your leisure. Attractions in the local area include plenty of walking routes and river cruises along Lake Windermere, meaning you can begin your lakes adventure as soon as you arrive in the local area.
Walton Hall, Stratford-Upon-Avon
2 Nights & 1 Dinner from £101pp
Shakespeare’s hometown, Warwick Castle, and the beautiful Warwickshire countryside; there’s much to commend this part of the world – all you need is a great place to stay! A magnificent stately home, dating back to the 16th century, Walton Hall is an ideal place to explore it all from. Whether you find yourself laughing or weeping at the renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, or romping across the open countryside down in the Cotswolds, escape the everyday here.
Beamish Hall Hotel, County Durham
2 Nights & 1 Dinner from £99pp
Set in 24 acres of wooded parkland, The Beamish Hall Hotel is the perfect location for anyone who is a lover of the outdoors. Situated in the picturesque village of Beamish, the hotel is in easy reach of Durham and a wealth of local walking routes. With an on-site micro brewery and Beamish Wild Outdoor Adventure Park located on the grounds of the estate, there’s plenty to look forward to on this break. Discover the beautiful surroundings of what Durham and the local area has to offer and relax back in the warm and snug surroundings of the hotel at the end of your busy day.
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